1924 Game Reports Vancouver     

1924 Vancouver, Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley 
1924 BC Interior 
1924 Vancouver Island   


(April 18)  In a pre-season exhibition encounter, the defending B. C. champion Young Liberals of the Vancouver Senior Amateur circuit were bounced 10 to 2 by the Hammond Cedars of the New Westminster & District League. The Grits played wobbly afield, committing six miscues. Charlie Miron’s two-run homer in the opening panel accounted for the entire Liberals’ scoring. Hammond had a 6 to 2 edge in base hits.

Patricelli, Olson (W) (3) and Bacon
Simons, Kaye (L) (4), Arthur (7) and Richardson

(May 3)  With 2,000 fans in attendance, the Vancouver Senior Amateur Baseball League got the 1924 season underway with a doubleheader at Athletic Park. The defending titleholders, the Young Liberals, had little difficulty in trouncing the new entry, representing J. Hanbury and Company Sawmill 12 to 5 in the matinee skirmish while the Collingwood nine edged the Elks 2 to 1 in the finale. “Lefty” Simons tamed the Hanbury’s diamondeers on seven hits while fanning six in the opener. Third baseman Jack Fraser of the Grits and Charlie Stevenson of the Millmen both cracked out three solid base knocks. 

Inch (L), Kerr (5) and May
Simons (W) and Richardson

Baden Esplen spun a three-hitter in the follow-up tilt, taking a close decision over Camille Delcourt who was nicked for just five safeties. Collies’ third sacker S. Lindsay, with a brace of base swats, one a three-bagger, was the only player in the game to register more than one hit.

Esplen (W) and McLean
Delcourt (L) and D. King

(May 5)  The Centrals, newcomers into the Senior Amateur circuit, were walloped 9 to 0 by the Young Liberals at Athletic Park. The game lasted only five innings as darkness prevailed but during the quintet of frames, pitcher George “Lefty” Kaye of the Grits had the Central batters eating out of his hand, whiffing ten while surrendering nary a hit. The Grits managed only four base hits, the longest being a two-ply swat by outfielder Orville Falconer.

Kaye (W) and Richardson
Watt (L), Brand (4) and Cross

(May 7)  Eric King’s clean single in the final canto drove in the winner as the Elks escaped with a narrow 5 to 4 conquest of Hanbury’s in Senior Amateur action at Athletic Park. Doug Woods had just singled in the tying counter while “Lefty” Delcourt, pinch-running for him, had pilfered second base immediately before King’s timely swat. A slashing drive to the extremities of the middle pasture by Hanbury’s Doug May which went for a two-run inside-the-park home run had given the Millmen a one-run lead in the sixth canto. Woods led all hitters with a triad of base raps. 

Evans, Traeger (W) (6) and D. King
Inch (L) and Daniels

(May 8)  Behind the four-hit twirling of Bill Brand, the Centrals earned their inaugural win in the Vancouver Senior Amateur Baseball League when they edged Hanbury’s 6 to 5. Four Central tallies in the second frame spelled ruin for the Lumbermen. George Syrotuck paced the winners at the dish with a triple and double. Reliever Murray “Lefty” Mouat sparkled in a relief hill performance for Hanbury’s, mowing down six Central batters in succession by the strikeout route.

Brand (W) and Garrison, Cross (3)
Inch (L), Mouat (5) and May  

(May 10)  Twirling gilt-edged ball for the entire nine innings, Alex “Lefty” Simons administered the second shutout of the season at Athletic Park when he led the Young Liberals to a 6 to 0 blanking of the Elks. The Antlered Herd were only able to gather two base swats off the slants of Simons, both singles. The southpaw struck out 11. Pacing the seven-hit batting attack for the Grits was hot corner custodian Jack Fraser who drilled a double and a pair of singles. 

Delcourt (L) and D. King
Simons (W) and Richardson

(May 12)  Collingwood’s baseball machine was rolling along in fine style at Athletic Park until the sixth inning when the Young Liberal swatsmiths suddenly got busy and buried Baden Esplen under a fusillade of hits and runs, eventually securing a 14 to 5 conquest. Charlie Miron and his baton backed up winning flinger Len Arthur with a home run, double and single. Second sacker H. “Sonny” Levin doubled twice for the Collies.

Arthur (W) and Richardson
Esplen (L), Fitzpatrick (7) and McLean

(May 14)  The Elks nosed out the Centrals 3 to 2 at Athletic Park in Senior Amateur League action. The Centrals grabbed a first-inning lead on fly chaser Calder’s two-run circuit clout. Outfielder Foran’s dinger with one aboard in the fourth canto evened things up. The winning counter came in the fifth panel when Doug Wood singled home D. King from second base. Charlie Evans won on a five-hitter, whiffing ten along the way. Bill Brand, lit up for six safeties while fanning nine, absorbed the loss. 

Brand (L) and Cross
Evans (W) and D. King

(May 16)  The Hanbury’s nine came close to breaking into the win column at Athletic Park but were forced to be content with a 2 – 2 tie in their tussle with the Collingwood pastimers. Murray “Lefty” Mouat of the Millmen held the Collies to six hits but was unable to secure the decision in a tight pitching clash with Baden Esplen. Art Morse had two hits for Hanbury’s, including a double. Keystone sacker H. “Sonny” Levin doubled twice for Collingwood.   

Garrison, Esplen (1) and McLean
Mouat and Daniels

(May 17)  Five-thumbed fielding on the part of the Elks, together with a decided inability to connect with George “Lefty” Kaye’s slants, cost the Antlered Herd an 11 to 1 drubbing at the hands of the Young Liberals. Kaye had everything in the pinches while the Elks were dismal. Six scattered hits, including a pair by shortstop Harry Wilson, were the sum total of their efforts at the pan. The Grits had only eight safe hits off loser Les Traeger but he was afforded little in the way of solid defensive support.

Kaye (W) and Richardson
Traeger (L) and Valnsdal, D. King (2) 

(May 20)  Hanbury’s, former Twilight League aggregation, continued to have difficulty in the Senior Amateur circuit as they dropped a 5 to 2 verdict to Collingwood. The teams played on even terms until the fourth inning when the Collies took a three-run lead, primarily on the strength of a two-run single by catcher Cy McLean. Baden Esplen grabbed the hill verdict with a four-hitter. Fly chaser G. Robertson drilled a pair of two-baggers for the victors.

Mouat (L), Inch (5) and Daniels
Esplen (W) and McLean

(May 22)  Collingwood put a stop to the winning streak of the Young Liberals when they blanked the Grits 3 to 0 at Athletic Park. Winning twirler F. Fitzpatrick stymied the Politicians on four hits, all one-baggers. He also led the Collies with the hickory, singling on two occasions. The Suburbanites plated all of their markers in the seventh stanza on run-scoring singles by Cy Mclean and Fitzpatrick as well as a ground out by Johnny Nestman.

Fitzpatrick (W) and McLean
Arthur (L) and Richardson

(May 23)  The J. Hanbury & Company ball-tossing aggregation scored their first victory of the season in the Senior Amateur Baseball association at Athletic Park, defeating the Centrals 11 to 5 in a comedy of errors. The Lumbermen booted the ball three times and the Centrals eight, overshadowing the seven-hit tossing effort of winner Ferd Inch and the four-hit mound performance of a tandem of Central chuckers. Sawmill first baseman Rintoul cuffed a double and single, the only batter from either squad to amass plural swatting figures.

Gourlay (L), Brand (4) and Cross
Inch (W) and Daniels

(May 26)  With their infield performing less-than adequate, the Elks were handed a 10 to 6 trimming at the hands of Hanbury’s nine at Athletic Park. In leading the Lumbermen to their second victory of the season, Ferd Inch went the route to on the mound with a six-hitter. Outfielders Bobby Mills and Bowyer as well as shortstop Charlie Stevenson had a pair of bingles apiece for the False Creek Sawmillers. 

Inch (W) and Daniels
Evans (L) and D. King

(May 28)  Baden “Babe” Esplen hurled Collingwood into a first-place tie in the Senior Amateur Baseball League as the Collies knocked off the Centrals 5 to 2. Both Esplen and the tandem of newcomer Lilley and reliever Art Gourlay, on the hill for the Centrals, surrendered six hits. A three-run fourth inning cemented the win for Collingwood. Third baseman S. Lindsay had a double and single for the winners while catcher Harry Cross paced the Centrals at the dish with a three-bagger and single. 

Lilley (L), Gourlay (5) and Cross
Esplen (W) and McLean

(May 29)  George “Lefty” Kaye was in fine style at Athletic Park, hurling a two-hitter while fanning eight in pitching the Young Liberals to a 3 to 0 blanking of the Elks. Third baseman Jack Fraser and initial sacker Jimmy Watters both ripped a pair of singles in support of Kaye’s mound work.

Delcourt (L) and D. King
Kaye (W) and Richardson

(June 2)  With both teams putting on an 11-hit rampage, it was the Elks who prevailed 8 to 5 over the classy Collingwood baseball crew. A three-run fourth inning broke a tie and swung the verdict in favour of the Antlered Tribe. Outfielder Joe Ellis paced the victors with the war club, spanking the apple for three hits including a two-run homer. Teammates “Babe” Stewart and Bill Tuson as well as Johnny Nestman, first sacker V. Speare and catcher Cy McLean of the Collies all rang up a pair of singles.

Delcourt (W) and D. King
Traeger, Esplen (L) (3) and McLean

(June 3)  The Young Liberals broke open a tight game with a six-spot in the fifth frame and went on to defeat the Centrals 9 to 3. Len Arthur captured the route-going mound triumph with a four-hitter. Charlie Miron picked up three hits for the Grits while teammate Hec Cann delivered a brace of safeties. Tommy Jardine had two of the Centrals’ four base swats.

Brand (L), Gourlay (6) and Cross, Gourlay (5), Jardine (6)
Arthur (W) and Richardson

(June 4)  Hanbury’s demonstrated that the Young Liberals were not invincible as they stopped the Politicians 4 to 3 in a masterly played joust in which the pitching was dominant. A pair of portsiders, Murray Mouat of the Millmen and the Grits’ George Kaye, hooked up with the Hanbury southpaw emerging on the better end of the deal even though the Libs had a slight 5 to 4 edge in base hits. Mouat fanned eight while Kaye rang up four strikeouts. Kaye had one bad inning, the sixth, in which the False Creek Sawmillers scored three times to wipe out a one-run deficit and forge ahead for good. First baseman Jimmy Watters of the losing nine had two singles, the only player in the game to hit in plural figures.

Kaye (L) and Richardson
Mouat (W) and Daniels

(June 6)  Collingwood kept right in the thick of things for the Senior Amateur League pennant by handing the Centrals a 6 to 3 defeat in a game of many fielding miscues. Baden Esplen was the winning tosser, setting the Redshirts down on just two hits. Fly chaser H. “Sonny” Levin was the leading willow wielder for the Suburbanites, clouting a triple and a brace of singles.

Esplen (W) and McLean
Lilley (L), Tyrwhitt (2) and Corker, Gourlay (2)

(June 9)  Spotting the redoubtable Young Liberals seven runs in the first two rounds, the Collingwood diamond pastimers roared back with a rush and dash that carried them to a sweet 10 to 7 victory over the Grits, a win which lifted them a half-game ahead of the Politicians in the Senior Amateur League standings. Young F. “Red” Fitzpatrick withstood the early onslaught to emerge with the knoll conquest over Lib twirling ace Alex “Lefty” Simons. The Collies had a narrow 9 to 8 advantage in base swats. Johnny Nestman and H. “Sonny” Levin of the winners as well as Hec Cann and Harry Richardson of the vanquished nine all collected a brace of singles.

Simons (L), Arthur (3) and Richardson
Fitzpatrick (W) and McLean

Standings             W        L        Pct.
Collingwood           8        2       .800
Young Liberals        8        3       .727
Hanbury’s             4        5       .444
Elks                  4        6       .400
Centrals              1        9       .100

(June 11)  Pitcher Murray “Lefty” Mouat’s unexpected two-out single in the bottom of the eighth inning drove in Doug May with the game’s lone run as the Hanbury’s nine defeated the Centrals 1 to 0 at Athletic Park.  Mouat’s base knock not only won the contest but spoiled Central chucker Bill Brand’s bid for a no-hit, no-run game. May had reached base on a walk after one was down and had been sacrificed to second base by “Windy” Williams, setting the stage for Mouat to win his own game. The portsider hurled an effective game for the Millmen, surrendering just four hits, two of them by shortstop “Tat” Larson, and he received gilt-edged support from his confreres.  

Brand (L) and Gourlay         
Mouat (W) and Daniels

(June 13)  In an tightly-contested Senior Amateur League skirmish at Athletic Park, the Centrals slipped past the Elks 5 to 4. Fielding miscues in the fifth frame by the Antlered Herd were chiefly responsible for a pair of Red Shirt counters which made the difference in the outcome. The vanquished nine out hit the Centrals, amassing eight base swats to three for the Elks. Losing flinger “Lefty” Delcourt had the contest’s longest blow, being credited with a home run.

Delcourt (L), Martin (6) and Woods, D. King (6)
Tyrwhitt, Brand (W) (3) and Gourlay

(June 14)  George “Lefty” Kaye tossed a three-hitter to beat his former teammates from Nanaimo as the Young Liberals notched a 9 to 2 victory in exhibition action at Athletic Park. The Politicians scored five runs in the first inning and three in the fourth to cruise to the win. The heavy-hitting Liberals knocked starting heaver Furlong out of the box in the initial canto.

Furlong (L), Stickney (1) and Clark
Kaye (W) and Richardson

(June 14)  The Collingwoods received a setback in their dash towards the Senior Amateur pennant when they were upset 5 to 2 by the fast-improving Hanbury’s squad.

xxx (L) and xxx
xxx (W) and xxx

(June 16)  Johnny Nestman had an uncharacteristically bad day afield and his ineptness contributed heavily to a Collingwood 7 to 4 loss to the Young Liberals at Recreation Park. The peppery shortstop of the Collies booted four of the five fielding plays he was involved in which allowed the Grits to take the lead again in the Senior Amateur race. The Collies wasted home runs by H. “Sonny” Levin and first sacker V. Speare in being bounced into second place. Alex “Lefty” Simons, patrolling the outer pasture in this contest, led the Politicians with the stick, slapping out a two-bagger and single.

Traeger (L) and McLean
Penfold (W) and Whyte

(June 19)  A lone tally, plated in the second frame, was enough to carry the Young Liberals to a 1 to 0 win over the rejuvenated Elks at Athletic Park. Opposing southpaw twirlers, victorious Alex “Lefty” Simons and Camille “Lefty” Delcourt of the Antlered Herd both were sharp and held the opposition to four safeties. Outer pasture guardian Bill “Jiggs” Giguere copped two of the Grits’ quartet of bingles while the Elks’ Bill Tuson reciprocated.

Simons (W) and Richardson
Delcourt (L) and D. King

(June 20)  The league-leading Young Liberals bunched a number of their hits to whitewash the lowly Centrals 4 to 0 at Athletic Park. Charlie Miron’s long double with two retired and the sacks fully occupied in the second round allowed the Grits to jump ahead 3 to 0. Len Arthur did the rest, whiffing ten Red Shirts while shutting the door with a three-hitter. Loser Bill Brand was nicked for seven safeties, two each by Ernie Paepke and Paul Tatman. One of Paepke’s blows was a triple.

Arthur (W) and Richardson
Brand (L) and Gourlay

(June 23)  With George “Lefty” Kaye limiting the Hanbury’s nine to just two hits, the Young Liberals continued their winning ways, galloping off with a 5 to 2 victory over the Millmen. Losing heaver Murray Mouat also twirled well but errors by his mates played a prominent part in his setback. The Grits went into the lead in the third round when Hec Cann cleaned the fully-populated bases with a timely swat. The Sawmillers’ Doug May got to Kaye for a two-run inside-the-park dinger to reduce the deficit to one in the fourth. Catcher Harry Richardson put the game on ice for the Politicians with a two-run single in the sixth canto.

Mouat (L) and Daniels
Kaye (W) and Richardson

(June 25)  Failing to hold a 2 to 0 lead, the Elks succumbed to Collingwood and eventually dropped a 3 to 2 evenly-contested walkoff match at Athletic Park. Outfielder Neil Silver of the Collies and catcher D. King of the Elks were the only players to register two hits.

Evans (L) and D. King
Esplen (W) and McLean

(June 26)  A three-run third inning, highlighted by second baseman Harry Wilson’s hefty two-run triple, catapulted the Elks to a 4 to 2 decision over Hanbury’s in Senior Amateur League action which featured a battle of southpaws on the hill. Camille Delcourt of the Antlered Herd served up seven safe hits and whiffed 11 in besting Murray Mouat of the Millmen who was nicked for five safeties while fanning five. Hanbury outfielder Bobby Mills, with a triad of singles, was the top swatsmith in the contest.

Delcourt (W) and D. King
Mouat (L) and May

(June 27)  In a well-pitched affair at Athletic Park, Collingwood doubled the Centrals 4 to 2. Les Traeger earned the hillock victory, allowing five hits while striking out eight. Losing flinger Bill Brand held the Collies to just four safeties while whiffing five. Hot Corner attendant S. Lindsay singled twice for the victors while shortstop “Tat” Larson was best with the stick for the Red Shirts, drilling a double and one-bagger.

Brand (L) and Gourlay
Traeger (W) and McLean 

(July 1)  A tandem of teams from the Vancouver Senior Amateur Baseball League hosted a brace of entries from the New Westminster & District Baseball League in a holiday double-bill and, before about a 1,000 enthusiastic fans, sent the invaders home empty-handed. Hanbury’s squeezed past Port Moody 6 to 5 in the curtain-raiser and the Young Liberals knocked off the Fraser Cafe nine 6 to 4 in the finale.

Arthur (L) and Bassett
Taddie/Teddy (W) and Daniels

Mitchen (L), Duncan and Lindsay
McDonald and Richardson

(July 2)  Bunching hits with defensive miscues by their opponents in the fourth and sixth rounds allowed Hanbury’s to win an exciting Senior Amateur League game from the Centrals 7 to 6. Outfielder Bobby Mills paced the Millmen with the baton, hammering a triple and a pair of one-baggers. Fellow fly-chaser B. Stewart led the Centrals offensively with a two-ply clout and a brace of singles.

Brand (L) and Gourlay
Inch (W) and Daniels, May (3)

(July 4)  The Elks, reinforced with a couple of players from other league clubs, got past Hanbury’s 4 to 2 in a well-played Senior Amateur league contest. Pitcher Charlie Evans of the Antlered Herd held the Millmen to five hits in earning the route-going triumph. Infielder Harry Wilson of the winners connected for a round-tripper.

Mouat (L) and May
Evans (W) and Gourlay

(July 5)  Doubleheader action at Athletic Park saw Collingwood dispose of the Elks 4 to 2 in the smartly-played opener while, in the second encounter, the Young Liberals had a field day at the expense of the lowly Centrals, walking away with a 12 to 2 victory.

Delcourt (L) and King
Esplen (W) and McLean

Arthur (W) and Richardson
Tyrwhitt (L) and Gourlay

(July 7)  The Collingwood balltossers practically clinched second place in the Senior Amateur circuit and the right to face the leading Young Liberals in the playoff finals when they trimmed the Hanbury squad 9 to 2. The Collies clicked for 13 base blows in the runaway victory, three of them, including a double and triple, coming off the bat of their peppery middle pasture guardian G. Robertson. Les Traeger fanned five and gave up seven hits in going the route on the bump for the relatively easy win.

Traeger (W) and McLean
Taddie (L), Inch (6) and McLean

Standings                   W        L       Pct.
Young Liberals             14        3      .824
Collingwood                12        6      .667
Elks                        7       10      .412
Hanbury’s                   7       11      .389
Centrals                    3       13      .188

(July 9)  The Young Liberals had little difficulty defeating a scratch Elks team 4 to 1 at Athletic Park. Winning hurler Dick Penfold of the Grits gave up just two safeties in taking the decision from “Lefty” Delcourt. Orville Falconer led the winners at the platter with a pair of singles.

Delcourt (L) and Piper
Penfold (W) and Richardson

(July 10)  The fast-travelling Young Liberals added another victory to their long list when they defeated the Hanbury’s squad 5 to 2 in an interesting Senior Amateur tussle. The winners confined all of their scoring to the early rounds and rode the five-hit chucking of Alex “Lefty” Simons the rest of the way. Charlie Miron, Jack Fraser and Dick Penfold of the Grits each stroked two safeties as did shortpatcher Morse of the Millmen.

Simons (W) and Richardson
Mouat (L) and Coyle

(July 11)  The Elks, sporting a mixed lineup, bunched six hits and five walks to take the Centrals into camp 6 to 2 at Athletic Park. Charlie Evans fanned five while heaving a four-hitter for the knoll victory. Third baseman Esplen gathered two hits for the Antlered Herd, the only player on either side to accumulate plural swat figures.

Evans (W) and McLean
Brand (L) and Gourlay

(July 12)  The second-place Collingwoods took measure of the nifty Young Liberals at Athletic Park, knocking off the pace-setters 5 to 3. A four-run sixth frame propelled the Collies to the come-from-behind triumph. First baseman V. Speare of the winners  and losing flinger George Kaye of the Politicians had two singles apiece for their respective teams.

Kaye (L) and Richardson, Falconer
Traeger (W) and McLean

(July 15)  Taking advantage of opposition misplays, Collingwood dropped the shorthanded Elks squad 4 to 2 at Athletic Park. Baden “Babe” Esplen and Charlie Evans were the opposing hurlers. Winning tosser Esplen was nicked for just three safeties, two off the bat of pickup Charlie Miron, on loan from the Young Liberals. Evans allowed four hits, half of which were garnered by Esplen.

Esplen (W) and McLean
Evans (L) and King

(July 17)  Two hits was the total that the Hanbury’s nine collected off three Young Liberal heavers at Athletic Park with the result being that the Millmen were drubbed by the Grits 10 to 1. The league-leaders started out slowly, being held scoreless during their first five turns at bat. They finally got into gear in the sixth and seventh cantos, piling up all ten of their counters. Catcher Orville Falconer starred with the baton, slamming three hits including a pair of doubles. George “Lefty” Kaye, playing in the outer pasture, and Charlie Miron followed with a brace of one-baggers each.

Simons, Brand (3), Penfold (W) (5) and Falconer
Mouat (L) and Daniels 

(July 18)  Collingwood was forced to stage a two-out, two-run rally in the seventh and final inning to defeat the Centrals 3 to 2 in Senior Amateur play. Camille “Lefty” Delcourt held the Centrals to five hits in hurling the win. Second sacker Baden Esplen and outfielder Neil Silver each had two hits for the Collies.

Arthur (L) and Gourlay
Delcourt (W) and McLean 

Playoff Finals  (best-of-five)

Second-place Collingwood qualified to meet the pennant-winning Young Liberals in the 1924 Vancouver Senior Amateur Baseball League playoffs.

(July 23)  The big war club of Jim Watters provided the ammunition for the Young Liberals to double the hard-hitting Collingwood tribe 4 to 2 in the first contest to decide the Senior Amateur League champion. Watters’ clouting was directly responsible for all four Grit counters. The speedy first sacker poled out a two-run homer in the second stanza and drove in a third with a fourth-inning safety, scoring the fourth tally later in the same canto. The Collies enjoyed a slight 7 to 6 margin in base hits as outfielder G. Robertson posted a brace of doubles. Along with Watters, catcher Syd Whyte had a banner evening with the stick for the victors, crushing the pill for a pair of two-ply clouts and a one-bagger.

Esplen (L) and McLean
Brand (W) and Whyte

(July 26)  Collingwood overcame a 6 to 0 first-inning deficit, crawling out of the early hole they had dug for themselves, by scoring six times in the bottom of the eighth frame to emerge as 10 to 8 victors over the Young Liberals in the second match of the Senior Amateur circuit finals. There was a lot of bad baseball intermingled in many episodes in this heavy-hitting affair. Winning flinger Camille “Lefty” Delcourt ripped three safeties in support of his mound effort.

McDonald, Brand (L) (5), Kaye (8), Arthur (8) and Whyte
Delcourt (W) and McLean

(July 30)  The Young Liberals crashed into the limelight by defeating Collingwood 3 to 0 in the third game of their intra-league showdown. It was a scintillating affair in which the Collies, although out hitting the Politicians by a scant 6 to 5 margin, were unable to solve the slants from Alex “Lefty” Simons’ portside wing when all the marbles were on the line. The Grits got to loser Camille “Lefty” Delcourt for a pair of markers in the fourth on a fielder’s choice and a theft of home by Charlie Miron. Jack Fraser scored the Liberals’ other run in the sixth panel when he hit a solid home run to the middle pasture with two retired. Simons did the rest, punching up six strikeouts while fending off the Collies at every turn. First baseman V. Speare of Collingwood, with a brace of singles, was the only swatter from either dugout to register more than one base rap.

Simons (W) and Whyte
Delcourt (L) and McLean

(July 31)  Overcoming an early deficit, the Young Liberals fought back to conquer the fighting Collingwood machine 3 to 2 before 3,700 paid admissions to take their best-of-five series in four games. The victory was clear cut, the Grits winning on their merits. Bill Brand shone for the Politicians in their victory. Relieving Alex “Lefty” Simons in the opening stanza after Simons had been pummeled for two markers in his vain attempt to come back on the hill without even a day’s rest, Brand took up the burden and held the Collies to just a lone hit for the rest of the way. Not only did he turn back the enemy in artistic style but it was his big bat which sent a scorching single through the infield in the seventh inning which drove in the winning run. Hot corner custodian Jack Fraser of the Libs lit up loser Les Traeger a triad of bingles, one of them a triple.

Traeger (L) and xxx
Simons, Brand (W) (1) and xxx

In an attempt to defend their provincial crown of 1923, the Young Liberals next advanced to the first round of the provincial senior amateur playdowns, being pitted against Carleton Centre, the pennant-winning aggregation from the Twilight League, in the opening round of the B. C. playdowns.


Asahis, Dukers, Mount Pleasant, Vancouver Lumber, Shelly's, Vancouver Engineering

(May 1)  By the decisive score of 10 to 3, Harry Duker’s ball tossers captured the opening game of the 1924 Terminal Baseball League from the Mount Pleasant Gardens nine at the Powell Street grounds. The Dukerites garnered a dozen safe blows in their conquest of the Pleasants and backed up winning flinger G. Kimberley with an almost faultless performance afield. Kimberley rang up 11 strikeouts while yielding seven base hits. Outfielder Lorne Thompson belted a double and a pair of one-baggers for the Dukers. Fellow fly chaser T. Warne contributed a triple and double while Kimberley notched a two-bagger and single.

Kimberley (W) and Marks
Bennett (L) and Blakely

(May 3)  The Asahis and the Vancouver Lumber Company battled to a 4 – 4 draw in a Terminal League affair shortened by darkness. George Robinson of the Millmen yielded only three hits but two of them, a home run by Nippon chucker Ted Furumoto and a double by J. Fukuda, went for extra bases. Furumoto gave up nine base raps, including a couple of doubles off the bat of catcher H. Smith

Furumoto and Horii
George Robinson and Smith

(May 6)  In their initial start in the Terminal League, the Shelly Bros. Bakery lost out 5 to 4 to the Vancouver Engineering Works. Classy pitching was the order of the evening as winning flinger Bobby Orr of V.E.W. allowed the Breadmen only one hit and fanned 13 while losing hurler Ralph Clayton whiffed ten in spinning a four-hitter.

Orr (W) and Greenwell
Clayton (L) and Stevenson

(May 8)  Blowing a tire with a fifth-inning defensive collapse, the Vancouver Lumber Company nine let a tie game slip away from them and came out on the short end of a 7 to 3 verdict against the Harry Duker’s outfit. Winning tosser G. Kimberly fired a four-hitter and fanned an equal number. Alex Farquhar was saddled with the loss, surrendering six base raps while whiffing nine. Keystone sacker Gus Lillington of the Millmen smashed a homer in a losing cause.

Farquhar (L) and Smith
Kimberley (W) and Marks

(May 10)  Riding the one-hit chucking of F. Chapman as well as snappy work in the field, the Vancouver Engineering Works nine blanked the Mount Pleasant contingent 4 to 0 to capture their second consecutive win of the young season. Outfielders G. Cuvelier and R. Morrow of the Engineers both creamed the orb long and gone for four-ply clouts. Morrow also added a brace of one-baggers. 

Bennett (W) and Blakely
Chapman (W) and Greenwell

(May 13)  Playing an all-round sound game, the Asahis, crack Japanese team of the Terminal Baseball League, administered a 13 to 0 trimming to Shelly’s Bakery at the Powell Street grounds. The Breadmen had plenty of ducks on the pond but the necessary bingle to drive any one of them home never came. Nippon outer pasture guardian J. Fukuda and keystone sacker Frank Nakamura as well as shortpatcher L. Holden of the 4X Bread nine each acquired a brace of base knocks.

D. Kendall (L), Clayton (3), Blake (4) and Black
Furumoto (W) and Horii

(May 15)  Plating all of their tallies in the fourth frame, the Mount Pleasant Gardens nine blanked the Vancouver Lumber Company 4 to 0 at the Powell Street grounds. Arnold Bennett, on the mound for the Hillmen, struck out eleven and limited the Lumbermen to four hits in earning the hillock decision. Outfielder S. Sinclair copped two of the victors’ six base knocks off losing flinger Alex Farquhar.  

Farquhar (L) and Smith
Bennett (W) and Blakely

(May 17)  Shelly Bros. stopped the winning streak of the Harry Duker’s ball tossers in the Terminal League, turning back the Dukerites 2 to 1 in one of the best games to date. Ralph Clayton allowed the Signmen only four safeties in taking the knoll decision from T. Warne who was almost as effective in spinning a five-hitter with 15 punchouts. The Breadmen tallied in the third and sixth stanzas with Clayton and his batterymate, catcher Jack Black, providing the bulk of the offense with two hits apiece. Second sacker F. Jenkins plated the lone counter for the vanquished nine on a solo home run.

Clayton (W) and Black
Warne (L) and Marks

(May 20)  A flock of 20 errors defined the Terminal League game in which the Vancouver Engineering Works outlasted the Asahis 16 to 8. The usually slick-fielding Nippons were far off their game, committing 13 fielding miscues. Andrew Tolmie led the V.E.W. swatsmiths with a brace of two-baggers while outfielder G. Cuvelier hammered a home run and a single. Third baseman Coyle, winning flinger Bobby Orr and shortpatcher Meusel each singled twice. 

Orr (W) and Greenwell
H. Yoshioka, Furumoto (L) (1) and Horii

(May 22)  The Vancouver Lumber Company nine registered their inaugural win in the current Terminal League campaign when, behind the classy two-hit hurling of George Robinson, they knocked off the Shelly Bros. Bakers 5 to 2 at the Powell Street grounds. Third baseman E. Murray and outfielder Deford both cranked out a pair of base knocks for the Lumber Lords with one of Murray’s raps falling in for two bases.

George Robinson (W) and Smith
Blake (L), Holden (5) and Stevenson

(May 27)  Harry Duker’s diamond pastimers rode the three-hit pitching of T. Warne to overwhelm the Vancouver Engineering Works nine 7 to 3. The Dukerites smashed ten hits off a brace of V.E.W. heavers as second baseman Jenkins with two doubles and shortstop A. Miller with a round-tripper led the way.

Warne (W) and Marks
Orr (L), Chapman (4) and Greenwell

(May 29)  In spite of doubling the base hit production of their opposition, 8 raps to 4, the Mount Pleasant Gardens nine succumbed 7 to 6 to the Asahis in Terminal League play. Nine bases on balls by issued by starter Arnold Bennett of the Hillmen was the crucial factor in costing the Pleasants the game. Keystone sacker Vollans had a double and single for the vanquished nine while teammate B. Mitchell crushed a home run.

Bennett, Mills (L) (5) and Monk
H. Kitagawa, Furumoto (W) (2) and Horii

(May 31)  Al Farquhar established a new Terminal League record for strikeouts as the Vancouver Lumber Company aggregation demolished the Vancouver Engineering Works 5 to 1. In hurling a two-hitter, Farquhar rang up 18 strikeouts and did not issue a base on balls. Both hits that the Engineers acquired came in the opening canto when they plated their lone run. First baseman Tom Payne, outfielder Deford and catcher F. Smith each picked up two safeties for the Lumbermen with one of Payne’s blasts being a round-tripper.

Chapman (L), Orr (2) and Warren
Farquhar (W) and Smith

(June 3)  The four-hit pitching of Arnold Bennett and the splendid support afforded him were too much for the Shelly’s Bakery nine to overcome as they bowed 7 to 4 to Mount Pleasant Gardens at the Powell Street grounds. Bennett fanned eleven and escaped some perilous situations with stellar defensive play by his mates. Outfielder S. Sinclair topped the Pleasants with the bludgeon, ripping a triple and one-bagger. Teammate B. Mitchell hammered his second home run of the campaign.

Holden (L) and Black
Bennett (W) and Monk

(June 7)  The Vancouver Lumber Company diamondeers had little difficulty in disposing of the Asahis 5 to 1 in a Terminal League fixture. George Robinson fanned seven and twirled a three-hitter to capture the mound verdict. Catcher F. Smith and first baseman Tom Payne led the winners’ ten-hit attack with a double and single each.

George Robinson (W) and Smith
Furumoto (L) and Horii

(June 12)  Backed by almost perfect defensive support, ace chucker G. Kimberley of the Harry Duker contingent fired a one-hit shutout as the Dukerites blanked the Vancouver Lumber Company 6 to 0. Speedy infielder E. Murray of the Lumbermen had his squad’s only hit off Kimberley. Third sacker Ralston was the offensive star for the Dukers, picking up three of their four hits as well as swiping two sacks.

Kimberley (W) and Marks
Farquhar (L), Robinson (3) and Smith

(June 14)  A four-cornered tie for second place in the Terminal Baseball League exists as a result of the Mount Pleasant Gardens nine knocking off the Vancouver Engineering Works 4 to 0. The Hillmen collected three of their four markers in the third inning on a walk, three hits and a pair of errors by the Engineers. Outfielder Les Harper added another insurance run in the sixth canto when he nailed the pill for an inside-the-park circuit-jack. Arnold Bennett struck out six in recording the shutout win.

Orr (L) and xxx
Bennett (W) and xxx

(June 19)  The Vancouver Lumber Company pastimers climbed into second spot in the Terminal League standings when they took the Mount Pleasant gardens nine into camp to the tune of 4 to 2. The Pleasants out hit the Lumbermen 7 to 5 but booted and threw the sphere around at crucial times, leading to all four counters against them being unearned. Third baseman E. Murray picked up a double and single for the winners. Teammate Gus Lillington and outfielder F. Monk of the Hillmen both checked in with two one-baggers. 

Bennett (L) and Blakely
Farquhar (W) and Smith 

(June 21)  The lowly Shelly Bros. aggregation pounced on the league-leading Harry Duker’s squad and won a slugging match 12 to 10. No game details and batteries were published in the Vancouver Sun.

xxx (L) and xxx
xxx (W) and xxx

Standings                         W      L       Pct.
Harry Duker Club                  4      2      .667
Vancouver Lumber Company          4      3      .571
Vancouver Engineering Works       3      3      .500
Asahis                            2      2      .500
Mount Pleasant Gardens            3      4      .429
Shelly Bros. Bakery               2      4      .333

(June 24)  The Vancouver Engineering Works moved into a tie for second place in the Terminal League by beating the Asahis 7 to 4 in a free-hitting joust at the Powell Street grounds. Led by outfielder Cuvelier’s potent bat, the Engineers scored in every inning but one. The V.E.W. fly chaser belted a first-inning home run, his third dinger of the season, and later added a brace of two-baggers. Teammate R. Morrow also smashed a four-bagger to go along with a single. Outer pasture guardian J. Fukuda creamed a double and one-bagger for the Nippons.

H. Kitagawa (L), Furumoto (2) and Horii
Orr (W) and Greenwell

(July 3)  Scoring five times in the bottom of the seventh round, the Harry Duker Club salvaged a 10 – 10 draw with the Vancouver Engineering Works in a wild Terminal League skirmish. Keystone sacker Sproule, outfielder Enright and catcher Greenwell all stroked two hits for the Engineers while second baseman Ralston of the Dukers slammed a home run.

Chapman and Greenwell
Kimberley, Scott (6) and Marks 

(July 5)  Darkness put a stop to the Terminal League skirmish which ended with the Asahis and Mount Pleasant Gardens knotted at 5 – 5. The Nippons out hit the Gardens nine 7 bingles to 5 but the Mount Pleasant aggregation showed superior power at the dish with shortstop Bill Cadenhead and outfielder S. Sinclair slugging home runs.

Yoshioka, Furumoto (4) and Horii
Bennett, Corson (7) and Blakely

(July 8)  The Vancouver Engineering Works diamondeers took over top spot in the Terminal League by knocking off the Vancouver Lumber Company 5 to 2, a loss which relegated the Lumbermen into third place in the evenly-matched circuit. Bobby Orr of the Engineers whiffed 11 in earning the mound decision on a six-hitter. Leading the victors at the dish were second sacker Gus Lillington and backstop F. Smith who both stroked the sphere for a brace of swats with a two-ply bash included in Lillington’s total.

Farquhar (L), George Robinson (3) and Smith
Orr (W) and Greenwood

Standings                         W      L       Pct.
Vancouver Engineering Works       5      3      .625
Harry Duker Club                  4      3      .571
Vancouver Lumber Co.              5      4      .556
Mount Pleasant Gardens            4      4      .500
Asahis                            2      3      .400
Shelly Bros.                      2      5      .286

(July 10)  Mount Pleasant Gardens took Shelly’s into camp at the Powell Street grounds, getting past the Breadmen 10 to 3. Arnold Bennett went the route on the bump for Mount Pleasant, fanning 11 while fashioning a five-hitter. His battery mate, catcher S. Blakely, backed him up offensively with a pair of doubles.

Bennett (W) and Blakely
Holden (L), Leith (5), Clayton (6) and Black, Duff

(July 12)  The Harry Duker Club blanked the Asahis 3 to 0 to move into a tie for first place in the Terminal League with the Vancouver Engineering Works. It was a light-hitting affair with the Dukers collecting five hits to just four for the Nippons. Pitcher G. Kimberley of the Dukers whiffed 8 batsmen in going the distance for the mound win. He also collected a home run in support of this hillock toiling. Asahi third baseman R. Yasui clipped the horsehide for a pair of one-baggers, the only baton swinger from either dugout to acquire more than one safety.

Kimberley (W) and Marks
Furumoto (L) and Horii

(July 15)  The Vancouver Lumber Company kept in the running for the Terminal League pennant by scampering off with a 5 to 3 win over the Asahis in a sloppily-played exhibition of baseball. The Nippons literally threw the game away when an easy peg to first base in the fourth inning was off the mark and allowed the winning and insurance markers to score. In total, the two teams combined to boot the ball eleven times. Winning tosser George Robinson held the Asahis nicely to three hits and rang up six strikeouts. First sacker Tom Payne of the Timbermen did the most damage with the stick, belting a triple and a two-ply clout.

H. Kitagawa (L) and Horii
George Robinson (W) and Smith 

(July 17)  The Mount Pleasant Gardens baseballers took kindly to Asahi starting pitcher H. Yoshioka’s offerings at the Powell Street grounds, collecting all five of their runs in the initial three frames, as they went on to dispose of the Nippons 5 to 2. Ted Furumoto replaced Yoshioka in the fourth inning and held the Gardens Gang scoreless and hitless the rest of the way. The Asahis held a slight 6 to 5 margin in the base hit department with outfielder J. Fukuda’s home run being the longest clout of the game. Arnold Bennett fanned eight in taking the mound decision.

H. Yoshioka (L), T. Furumoto (4) and Horii
Bennett (W) and Blakely

(July 19)  In arrears by a 2 to 0 count, the Vancouver Engineering Works pastimers exploded for five markers in the bottom of the sixth stanza and went on to grab a 5 to 2 win from Shelly’s at the Powell Street grounds. Bobby Orr took the pitching verdict with a four-hitter while fanning ten. Losing flinger Ralph Clayton of the Breadmen gave up seven safeties and whiffed 12. V.E.W. outfielder George Cuvelier picked up a double and single.   

Clayton (L) and Black, Duff
Orr (W) and Greenwell   

(July 22)  The Harry Duker Club of baseballers tied the Vancouver Engineering Works for first place in the Terminal League when they walloped the Asahis 15 to 5 at the Powell Street grounds. Winning flinger G. Kimberley held the Japanese to just three hits and slugged a home run in support of his hillock effort. The Nippons played as poorly as they ever have, committing no less than ten errors. Five of these miscues came in the opening frame when the Dukers piled up seven runs. Infielders A. Miller and Ralston as well as fly chaser T. Warne each stroked two hits for the victors with one of Ralston’s blows being a two-ply clout.

H. Kitagawa (L), K. Yamamura (4), Kato (5) and Horii
Kimberley (W) and Marks

(July 23)  The Vancouver Lumber Company withstood a late offensive charge by Mount Pleasant to edge the Gardens Gang 6 to 5. Winning flinger Tom Payne of the Lumbermen held the Hill Boys to just four hits, two of which, a double and single, were garnered by outer pasture guardian Les Harper. Pat Worley slugged a four-bagger for the winners. 

Corson (L), Bennett (5) and Blakely
Payne (W) and Smith

(July 24)  Shelly Bros. baseballers won the battle to escape the depths of the Terminal League cellar when they bombarded the inept Asahis 14 to 4 to close out the schedule for both teams. Four home runs were recorded in the skirmish with Shelly’s B. Kendall, D. Kendall and McLean all connecting for a dinger as well as outfielder J. Fukuda of the Nippons. D. Kendall also had a double and single to go along with his tater while teammate Cameron “Peggy” Duff ripped three singles.

Kato (L), K. Yamamura (2), Yoshioka (3) and Horii
Clayton (W) and Duff

(July 26)  The Vancouver Engineering Works diamondeers copped the 1924 Terminal League pennant in the last regularly-scheduled league game, dropping the runner-up Harry Duker’s squad 8 to 3 at the Powell Street grounds. The game was closer than the score indicates as both squads banged out six bingles. Winning pitcher Chapman had the edge over the Dukers’ tandem of twirlers, especially in the pinches. A big four-run outburst in the sixth frame broke the game open for the Engineers. Third sacker Andrew Tolmie blasted a home run for the winners. Duker outfielder T. Warne collected three singles in a losing effort.

Chapman (W) and Greenwell
Scott (L), Kimberley (6) and Marks
Final Standings                   W      L       Pct.
Vancouver Engineering Works       7      3      .700
Harry Duker Club                  6      4      .600
Vancouver Lumber Co.              6      4      .600
Mount Pleasant Gardens            6      4      .600
Shelly Bros.                      3      7      .300
Asahis                            2      8      .200

By virtue of their first-place finish, the Vancouver Engineering Works baseball club will represent the Terminal League, clashing with the New Westminster & District League representatives, the Hammond Cedar Company, in the opening round of the B. C. Provincial senior amateur playdowns.


(May 8)  Twilight Leaguers opened the 1924 season in a contest which saw Carleton Centre defeat Burnaby 1 to 0. A three-base blow by outfielder S. Hearndon drove in winning chucker Hermie McArthur with the game’s only counter in the third panel. The Burnaby hurling tandem of “Lefty” Cromer and Dave Gray were nicked for just three hits while McArthur was even stingier, surrendering but two safeties. 

Cromer (L), Gray (6) and Ewart
McArthur (W) and Scott

(May 10)  The scrappy Kerrisdale diamondeeers got off on the right foot in their initial Twilight League test when they took down the South Vancouver Elks 11 to 7. The victors showed strength in all departments and their win was no accident. Leading the 13-hit offensive thrust for Kerrisdale were second baseman Watkins and outfielder Sid Sykes who both stroked three base raps. Initial sacker Fred Taylor smashed a solo round-tripper for the Elks. 

Moffatt (W) and Hall
Bellamy (L), Mills (3) and Boyes

(May 13)  The Britannias and Kerrisdale Tyees played to a 1 – 1 sawoff  on the home diamond of the suburbanites. The Brits held a slight 5 to 3 advantage in base hits as outfielder Les Miller, who also twirled in a relief role, spanked out two singles, the only batter in plural figures.

Sharpe and Hall
Barnes, Miller (6) and Ferguson

(May 14)  For the second consecutive game, the Kerrisdale Tyees played a 1 – 1 tie in Twilight League action, this time against the Burnaby nine. It was a pitcher’s duel, from start to finish, as both Dave Gray of Burnaby and the Tyees “Red” McDonald threw three-hitters. Kerrisdale second sacker Watkins was the only swatter to accumulate two hits.

McDonald and Hall
Gray and Ewart

(May 15)  After holding the defending champion Carleton Centre aggregation down for half the game, pitcher Hal Puder was the victim as his Ex-King George mates self-destructed defensively and eventually succumbed to the Carletons 5 to 2. Both squads racked up six base blows with outfielder Bob Lundie of the victors being the only swatter to acquire two raps. Youthful shortstop, Bruce McIntyre of the Students, hammered an inside-the-park home run.  

McArthur (W) and Scott
Puder (L) and Henderson

(May 16)  Staging rallies in the sixth and seventh frames, the Britannias pushed over two runs and nosed out the South Vancouver Elks 8 to 7. Heading the Brits’ ten-hit offensive attack were winning flinger Les Miller who doubled twice and outfielder Shoove who tripled and singled. Catcher “Tat” Boyes of the Elks homered while teammate Wilkes/Wilks picked up a double and single.

McLachlan/McLaughlin, Mills (4) (L) and Boyes
Miller (W) and Ferguson

(May 17)  A five-run explosion in the top of the initial canto spearheaded the Carleton Centre nine to a 9 to 4 decision over the South Vancouver Elks. Herm McArthur, playing in the outer garden, ripped three singles for the Carletons while teammates Bob Lundie and Bob Dwan contributed a double and single each. First sacker Fred Taylor doubled twice for the Southerners.

Engelland (W) and Scott
McLachlan/McLaughlin (L) and Boyes

(May 19)  Timely hitting, coupled with indifferent defensive play by their opponents, was chiefly responsible for a 13 to 1 win by Burnaby over the Ex-King George contingent. “Lefty” Cromer twirled a masterly game for the Suburbanites, allowing only four hits and fanning eleven. The Burnaby swatsmiths batted around in the second stanza, scoring five times, to put the game on ice. Shortstop Asserlind had three singles for the winners while Cromer, third sacker Butler and first baseman Condon each drilled a brace of base raps. Initial sacker Hope led the West Enders with the stick, lacing a pair of swats.

Cromer (W) and Shillingford
Dobbins (L) and Henderson

(May 20)  The Carleton Centre diamondeers reeled off their fifth consecutive Twilight League victory by taking down the Kerrisdale Tyees 6 to 2. Both chuckers, winner Herm McArthur and “Lefty” Moffatt of the Tyees, were stingy with the base hits, each limiting the opposition to just four safeties. Moffatt rang up nine strikeout victims while McArthur punched out seven.

McArthur (W) and Scott
L. Moffatt (L) and Hall

(May 21)  Although Dave Gray, the Burnaby pitching stalwart, struck out 14 and allowed only one hit, the Suburbanites had to fight every inch of the way to defeat the Ex-King George team 2 to 1 and, then, both Burnaby runs were plated on a error by young chucker Diebolt, the Student’s southpaw flinger who, in his eagerness to catch an advancing runner, threw the horsehide into the outer pasture. First sacker Condon of Burnaby had two of his club’s four base knocks off Diebolt.  

Diebolt (L) and Henderson
Gray (W) and Shillingford

(May 22)  The South Vancouver Elks won their first game of the season and, in the process, handed the top dog Carleton Centre baseballers their initial loss of the campaign, dropping the league-leaders 9 to 6. Regular catcher, “Tat” Boyes, took a whirl on the hill and was reasonably effective in securing the win, limiting the Carletons to seven hits. In addition to hurling a fine game, Boyes cracked out three hits, drove in a pair and crossed the dish twice himself. Teammate Fred Taylor supported Boyes with a double and one-bagger while catcher R. Scott led the Centres with a triple and single.

Boyes (W) and Bolinsky
Wood (L), Engelland (3) and Scott

(May 23)  Kerrisdale grabbed an extra-base dominated swatting contest from the Britannias 8 to 5 at the Powell Street grounds. Three round-trippers, a pair of three-ply clouts and a couple of doubles highlighted the contest. Britannia newcomer Pat Worley, playing in his first Twilight League game, started the home run proceedings with a first-inning bomb with one aboard. Teammate Graham repeated in the fifth, this time with the sacks empty. Outfielder Mager launched one for the Tyees in the final frame with Hall, who had just hit for three bags, on base. “Red” McDonald got the route-going hillock triumph with a four-hitter, three of which went for extra-sacks. Mager and fellow fly chaser Sid Sykes both ripped two hits for the winners.  

McDonald (W) and Hall
Barnes (L) and Ferguson

Standings                  W      L      Pct.
Carleton Centre            5      1     .833
Kerrisdale                 2      1     .667
Burnaby                    2      1     .667
Britannias                 1      2     .333
So. Vancouver Elks         1      3     .250
Ex-King George             1      4     .200

(May 26)  The Britannias had little difficulty in disposing of the Ex-King George baseballers 13 to 3 in a Twilight League fixture. A seven-run fourth frame by the Brits spelled the doom of the West Enders. Backstop Ferguson and third sacker Pat Worley spearheaded the offense for the winners with two singles each, a feat replicated by outfielder Gustafson of the Ex-Students. Teammate Downie launched a home run in a losing cause. 

Miller (W) and Ferguson
Diebolt (L), Dobbins (4) and Henderson

(May 27)  Staging scoring rallies in the sixth and seventh frames, the Burnaby balltossers won an uphill 4 to 2 game from the Kerrisdale Tyees. Winning heaver Dave Gray fanned 13 and yielded four hits in posting the knoll victory. The tying and winning counters came through third sacker Butler’s two-bagger, Condon’s triple and a bunt by Dave Gray. Catcher Hall had two of the six base knocks garnered by the Tyees while Condon poked out a brace for the winners.

Gray (W) and Shillingford
Sharpe (L), McDonald (6) and Hall 

(May 28)  With both teams racking up 12 base hits, the South Vancouver Elks emerged as 11 to 7 winners over Burnaby in Twilight League action. Eddie Trayling laced three one-baggers for the winners while teammate Fred Taylor blasted a pair of triples. 

Mills (W) and Boyes
Cromer (L) and Shillingford

(May 29)  Both pitchers fired five-hitters but it was the Carleton Centre baseballers who took advantage of the opportunities afforded them through fielding miscues as they came away with a 7 to 4 conquest of the Kerrisdale Tyees. Outfielder S. Hearndon blasted a home run for the winners. Kerrisdale catcher Brennan had the game’s only two-hit performance.

L. Moffatt (L) and Brennan
McArthur (W) and Scott

(May 31)  Britannia flinger Barnes checked in with a seven-inning no-hit, no-run mound performance as the Brits conquered the South Vancouver Elks 5 to 0. The victors slapped out ten base knocks as catcher Ferguson led the hit parade with three safeties. Keystone sacker Les Torey and middle pasture guardian Graham were next in line with a duo of swats apiece.

Barnes (W) and Ferguson
McLachlan/McLaughlin (L), Boyes (5) and Boyes, Bolinsky (5)

(June 2)  A timely sixth-inning single by outfielder Wilkes/Wilks drove in “Tat” Boyes with the game’s only marker as the South Vancouver Elks squeezed past the luckless Ex-King George contingent 1 to 0. The Antlered Herd had a narrow 5 to 3 advantage in base hits as Mills picked up the knoll decision over Dobbins. Wilkes/Wilks also made the game’s outstanding defensive play when he grabbed a long and hard-hit fly ball in the second frame to prevent two runs from scoring.

Mills (W) and Boyes
Dobbins (L) and Henderson

(June 3)  A extremely rare unassisted triple play by youthful shortstop Bruce McIntyre did not prevent his team, the Ex-King George nine, from dropping another Twilight League game, this time a 6 to 3 loss at the hands of the Kerrisdale Tyees. Winning heaver “Red” McDonald gave up five safeties while whiffing 11. Infielders Herod and Ingledew had two safe swats each for the Tyees. The West End Former Students also had five base raps with McIntyre and first sacker Hope accounting for two each.

Diebolt, Puder (L) (4) and Henderson
McDonald (W) and Brennan

(June 4)  Second-place Burnaby scored a run in their final turn at bat to salvage a 5 – 5 tie with the loop-leading Carleton Centre squad. Darkness prevented further play. Burnaby out hit the Cee Cees 9 to 5. The Burnaby pitching tandem of starter “Lefty” Cromer and reliever Dave Gray saved the day for the Suburbanites in a hitting way. Cromer tied the score in the fifth with a screaming RBI double and, after the Carletons had regained the lead, Gray hit a timely two-out wallop to left field in the bottom of the last canto to again knot the count. Cromer had two singles to go along with his two-bagger to pace all swatters. Catcher Shillingford also did well with the willow, belting a triple and single.

Engelland, McArthur (7) and Scott
Cromer, Gray (4) and Shillingford 

(June 5)  Carleton Centre took a commanding lead in the Twilight League pennant race by turning back the rejuvenated Britannias 6 to 3. Carleton bunched hits in two frames, driving losing flinger Minty to the showers in the third on four successive base blows while Les Miller, who relieved him, was also touched for a quartet of swats in the sixth panel. Herm McArthur picked up the complete-game pitching win with a seven-hitter. Two of the swats he surrendered were garnered by the Brits’ keystone sacker Les Torey. First baseman E. Walker tripled and singled for the winners while shortstop Jack Lundie drilled a double and one-bagger. McArthur and his batterymate, catcher R. Scott, both singled on two occasions.

Minty (L), Miller (3) and Ferguson
McArthur (W) and Scott

(June 6)  The Britannias turned in one of the sweetest performances of the Twilight League season when they took the Burnaby diamond stars into camp by a score of 4 to 1 at the Powell Street diamond. The winners never had a semblance of an error behind the splendid hurling of winning chucker Barnes who, along with losing flinger Dave Gray, both tossed five-hit games. The defeat for Gray was his first setback of the campaign. Three of the five hits garnered by the Brits went for extra bases, two of them being doubles by Pat Worley who also collected a single to finish with a three-hit output. 

Barnes (W) and Ferguson
Gray (L) and Shillingford, Ewart

(June 7)  Four teams are tied for second place in the Twilight League as a result of a 7 to 3 victory by the South Vancouver Elks over the Ex-King George baseballers. The Carleton Centre crew has a comfortable 3 1/2 game lead atop the circuit while the West End Ex-Students bring up the rear, seven games off the pace. “Tat” Boyes discarded his catcher’s gear to take the hill for the Antlered Tribe, flinging a six-hitter for the mound triumph. Two of the hits he surrendered were singles by outfielder Gustafson while third sacker Choate lit him up for a solo dinger. Boyes, along with outer pasture guardians Eddie Trayling and Mills, each stroked a pair of one-baggers. 

Dobbins (L) and Dodson
Boyes (W) and Bolinsky

(June 9)  A five-run outburst in the final inning allowed the Kerrisdale Tyees to defeat the bottom-feeding Ex-King George squad 10 to 5 and move into second place in the Twilight League. The Tyees had a slight 7 to 6 advantage in base hits against their youthful opponents. Winning heaver “Lefty” Moffatt fanned nine in going the route. He also led the victors at the dish, lacing a three-bagger and a single. Outfielder Sid Sykes ripped a double and one-bagger in support of Moffatt’s hillock performance.

L. Moffatt (W) and Hall
Diebolt (L) and Henderson, Hope

(June 11)  Second baseman Robinson’s bottom-of-the-ninth double drove in Johnny Ewart and gave Burnaby a thrilling 2 to 1 walkoff win over the Britannias. The two-bagger was Robinson’s first hit of the season. The Suburbanites had taken a 1 to 0 lead in the opening round on winning pitcher Dave Gray’s sacrifice fly while the Brits evened up the count in the second on a walk, a stolen base and a timely wallop by outfielder WiddowsGray fanned 14 and was nicked for six safeties with Widdows collecting two of them. Fly chasers Ewart and “Doc” McKee had two singles apiece for the winners.

Miller (L) and Ferguson
Gray (W) and Shillingford

(June 12)  The fast-stepping Carleton Centre aggregation was stopped 8 to 2 by the hustling Burnaby nine. The Suburbanites struck early and often, piling up four counters in each of the first and second rounds and, in the process, saddling Herm McArthur with his first knoll defeat of the campaign. “Lefty” Cromer handcuffed the league-leaders on three hits, fanning seven along the way. Outfielder Oben had three base blows for the victors, a triple plus two one-baggers, each one coming with ducks on the pond. Teammate H. Asserlind also did some timely hitting swatting a double and single. 

Cromer (W) and Shillington
McArthur (L), Engelland (2) and Scott

(June 13)  The snakebitten Ex-King George baseballers lost another close one, dropping a 3 to 2 verdict to the Britannias. A bonehead play by West End baserunner H. McLean cost the Former Students a run when he passed a teammate on the basepaths and was declared out. Dobbins, on the hill for the tail-enders, pitched good enough to win, firing a three-hitter, but his early support was weak. 

Dobbins (L) and Downie
King (W) and Ferguson

(June 14)  The Kerrisdale Tyees took advantage of the many openings afforded them through infield fumbles to score an 8 to 4 victory over the South Vancouver Elks in Twilight League action. Despite the poor support behind losing flinger Mills, the teams battled on even terms until the seventh when the Tyees went on a batting rampage, amassing four hits including a four-ply clout over the right field fence by “Lefty” Moffatt.

McDonald (W) and E. Moffatt
Mills (L), Boyes (7) and Bolinsky

(June 14)  In exhibition game action, Burnaby of the Twilight Baseball League, with the assistance of Jimmy Watters and Charlie Miron of the Senior Amateur League Young Liberals, upset the powerful Hammond Cedars of the New Westminster & District circuit 2 to 0. Dave Gray hurled a masterful two-hitter to blank the Cedars. “Lefty” Cromer, in a pinch-hitting role, singled off loser “Robbo” Robinson to drive in both runs for the Suburbanites. 

Robinson (L) and Bacon
Gray (W) and Shillingford

(June 18)  A bottom-of-the-ninth walkoff counter enabled Burnaby to escape with a 10 to 9 victory over the Kerrisdale Tyees, a win which moved the Burnabians into second spot in the Twilight League. The loss for the Tyees was particularly disappointing in that pitcher “Red” McDonald, in spite of seven innings of relief work wherein he rang up 16 strikeouts, was saddled with the loss. Both squads gathered 11 safeties as McDonald delivered three of his team’s total including a three-bagger. Outfielder Oben had a pair of doubles for the victors.

L. Moffatt, McDonald (L) (3) and E. Moffatt
Gray, Cromer (W) (7) and Shillingford

(June 19)  As fate seemed to stack up against them, the luckless Ex-King George group of youthful baseballers dropped another close game which they could have won. This time it was a devastating 5 to 4 loss to the top-dog Carleton Centre aggregation. A dropped third strike by catcher Hope and the subsequent disputed call of safe on the throw to first base allowed the Carletons to land a baserunner which eventually came around to score and edge back into the ball game after falling two counters in arrears. In their last turn at bat, the Cee Cees then tied the game and won out on catcher R. Scott’s booming triple. Jack Lundie of the winners, with two singles, was the game’s only swatter to deliver a plural hit total.

Diebolt (L) and Hope
Engelland (W) and Scott 

(June 20)  The Britannias defeated the South Vancouver Elks 6 to 5 at the Powell Street grounds in a Twilight League fracas. No game details were published in the Vancouver Sun.

Boyes (L) and Bolinsky
Barnes, King (W) and Ferguson

(June 21)  The South Vancouver Elks dropped another close Twilight League contest, this time a 7 to 5 reversal at the hands of the league-leading Carleton Centre nine. Three home runs featured the heavy-hitting scuffle in which the Cee Cees pounded out 14 bingles.

McArthur (W) and xxx
Mills (L) and xxx

Standings                  W      L      Pct.
Carleton Centre           11      2     .846
Burnaby                    6      3     .667
Kerrisdale                 5      4     .556
Britannias                 6      5     .545
So. Vancouver Elks         4      7     .364
Ex-King George             1     12     .077

(June 23)  A fifth-inning two-bagger by Ex-King George third sacker Choate deprived Burnaby’s “Lefty” Cromer of a no-hitter in a Twilight League contest which saw the Suburbanites pummel the West Enders 9 to 1. The winners started off strongly, plating a trio in their first turn at bat, and continued to build up a substantial lead after the first few frames. Their hitting attack was balanced with only outfielder “Doc” McKee stroking plural safeties, a brace of singles.

Cromer (W) and Shillingford
Menzies (L), Diebolt and Henderson

(June 24)  The Kerrisdale Tyees blew an early 3 to 0 lead and fell to the Carleton Centre pastimers 5 to 3 in Twilight League play. Although out hit by an 8 to 5 margin, the Tyees had plenty of chances to add more runs. In every session but one, they had ducks on the pond but the timely bingle was absent. Shortstop Bob Lundie of the Cee Cees slapped out three base swats in support of winning chucker Herm McArthur. Teammate Bob Dwan added a pair, a sum of raps replicated by Mager and Ingledew of Kerrisdale. 

McArthur (W) and Scott
McDonald (L), Sykes (5) and E. Moffatt

(June 25)   Although the Ex-King George ball tossers out hit Burnaby 6 to 5, the Former Students still dropped their 14th straight Twilight League game, falling 6 to 1 to the Suburbanites. Dave Gray struck out 13 in taking the hillock verdict over Diebolt of the West Enders who fanned nine. Burnaby shortstop H. Asserlind and catcher Hope of the Ex-Students led their respective clubs offensively, stroking two singles each.

Diebolt (L) and Hope 
Gray (W) and Ewart

(June 26)  For the second time this season, the South Vancouver Elks stopped the high-flying Carleton Centre crew, this time by a narrow 7 to 6 margin. Regular catcher “Tat’ Boyes of the Elks once again shed the tools of ignorance to ascend the knoll and humble the league-leaders. It was a dogfight all the way with the Southerners holding a slight 8 to 7 advantage in base hits. The Antlered Tribe displayed a balanced hitting attack in which outfielder Eddie Trayling led the way with a double and single. Shortstop Bob Lundie had three safe raps for the Cee Cees, a triple plus two singles.

Boyes (W) and Bolinsky 
Engelland (L) and Scott

(June 27)  With both teams putting on an excellent exhibition of defensive play, the Kerrisdale Tyees took the Britannias into camp 5 to 3. Winning flinger “Red” McDonald held the Brits to three hits while punching out seven strikeout victims. Kerrisdale second sacker Watkins delivered three bingles for his team, all one-baggers, while his sidekick, first baseman Gibson, ripped a double and single.

McDonald (W) and Lucas
King (L) and Ferguson

(July 2)  Burnaby crept another step nearer the top of the Twilight League by defeating the South Vancouver Elks 9 to 6. Fly chaser “Doc” McKee drove in four of Burnaby’s runs on timely hitting when two were down. In total, he amassed a double and two singles.

McLachlan  (L), Mills (3) and Bolinsky
Cromer (W) and Shillingford 

Standings                 W      L       Pct.
Carleton Centre          12      3      .800
Burnaby                  10      3      .769
Kerrisdale                6      5      .545
Britannias                7      6      .538
So. Van. Elks             5      9      .357
Ex-King George            1     15      .063   

(July 3)  Herman “Lefty” McArthur won his tenth game of the season when Carleton Centre advanced a notch in the Twilight League by defeating the Kerrisdale Tyees 3 to 1. “Red” McDonald was nicked with the knoll loss in a game dominated by the chuckers. Only one run was earned during the game and this by Carleton when McArthur laid down a perfect bunt in the fifth frame to score Bob Dwan from third base. Kerrisdale second sacker Herod stroked three base hits to lead all swatters.

McDonald (L) and Lucas
McArthur (W) and Scott

(July 4)  The league-leading Carleton Centres staged a massive outburst in the final frame which netted them six runs, more than enough to swamp the Britannias 6 to 3. Winning heaver G. Engelland of the Carletons did not allow a hit until the fifth frame, finishing with a three hitter. Herm McArthur, playing in the outfield, and fellow fly-chaser F. “Rip” Dwan of the winners each stroked a brace of base knocks while losing tosser Barnes drove in two of his team’s three counters.

Engelland (W) and Scott
Barnes (L) and Ferguson

(July 5)  Unable to muster their usual line-up, the Britannias were unable to hold an early lead and were edged 5 to 4 by the South Vancouver Elks. Keystone sacker Les Torey had three hits, including a three-ply clout, for the vanquished nine while outfielder Eddie Trayling smashed a four-bagger for the Antlered Herd.

Crowder (L) and Worley
Mills (W) and Blownski/Bolinsky

(July 7)  In a Twilight League game defined by cyclonic hitting and prolific scoring, the South Vancouver Elks emerged as 14 to 13 victors over the Ex-King George nine. Both teams clubbed the horsehide for 13 base swats. Outfielder Jack Stafford paced the winners at the plate with a triple plus a brace of one-baggers.  H. McLean of the Westenders also had three hits, all singles, while teammate Armstrong launched a home run.

Boyes, Mills (W) (3) and Blownski/Bolinsky
Diebolt (L) and Hope, McLean (3) 

(July 8)  The ex-King George baseball team dropped their seventeenth straight game when the Kerrisdale Tyees won a featureless contest 7 to 3, a victory which cemented the Tyees’ hold on third place in the Twilight League. Second baseman Herod of Kerrisdale topped all swatters with a home run and single.

Menzies (L) and McLean
Sharpe (W), McDonald (4) and Lucas

(July 9)  Despite the fact that they had five fielding miscues, the Carleton Centre baseballers applied the whitewash brush to Burnaby, blanking the suburbanites 3 to 0 to retain their lead atop the Twilight League. Clever hurling by Hal Puder was chiefly responsible for the Carleton victory. The Burnaby clan was only able to must a lone single off his slants. Loser Dave Gray also dished up a nice assortment of benders but the six hits he yielded tended to be bunched. Puder fanned eight while Gray recorded seven punchouts, bringing his strikeout total to 100 for the season.

Puder (W) and Scott
Gray (L) and Shillingford

(July 10)  Four fast double-plays bailed the Carleton Place nine out of peril and lifted them to a 5 to 3 triumph over the Britannias. The Carletons were out hit by a decisive 8 to 3 margin but with snappy infield play plus stellar relief work by Engelland, managed to hang on for the win. Outfielder Blake and catcher Ferguson laced two hits apiece for the Brits, a production equalled by F. “Rip” Dwan of the winners.

Crowder (L) and Ferguson
McArthur (W), Engelland (7) and Scott

(July 11)  Second-place Burnaby kept in the running for the leadership of the Twilight League by defeating the Britannias 4 to 0 at the Powell Street diamond. Dave Gray pitched a great game for the Suburbanites and finished with a one-hitter. Losing flinger King of the Brits also pitched well, fanning ten while yielding six hits.

Gray (W) and and xxx
King (L) and xxx

(July 12)  While versatile “Tat” Boyes was engrossed in ringing up no less than 15 strikeouts, the Ex-King George pastimers were committing nine bobbles with the result that Boyes and the South Vancouver Elks cruised to an easy 8 to 1 pasting of the Former Students in a Twilight League fixture. Three of the eight hits manufactured by the victors went for extra bases, one being a home run by backstop Bolinsky.

Diebolt (L) and H. McLean
Boyes (W) and Bolinsky

(July 15)  The Kerrisdale Tyees advanced another notch in the Twilight Baseball League by eking out a hard-fought 2 to 1 victory over the South Vancouver Elks. An unearned run in the bottom of the seventh inning allowed Kerrisdale to capture the victory even though they were only able to pluck three hits off losing pitcher Mills. “Red” McDonald punched out ten strikeout victims and allowed six safeties in taking the hillock triumph. Second baseman O’Hagan/O’Hagen of the Elks and Kerrisdale outfielder McLuckie topped the hit parade with a pair of one-baggers each.

Mills (L) and Boyes
McDonald (W) and Lucas

(July 18)  The Kerrisdale Tyees faced off against the bottom-feeding Ex-King George team and narrowly escaped with a 4 to 3 victory. The Former Students put up quite a battle and the Tyees had their hands full disposing of them. Kerrisdale out hit the cellar-dwellers 7 to 6. A two-run homer by catcher H. McLean had staked the King George aggregation to an early lead which disappeared in the fifth when Kerrisdale took the lead for good. Outfielder Mager of the Tyees and losing flinger Diebolt both copped a brace of safeties.

L. Moffatt (W) and E. Moffatt
Diebolt (L) and H. McLean

(July 19)  Burnaby overcame a big obstacle in their mad rush to overhaul Carleton Centre for Twilight League honours by defeating the South Vancouver Elks 4 to 3. Two costly errors by the Antlered Herd in the third and fourth innings had a bearing on the final result although winning pitcher Dave Gray kept the South Vancouverites under control at bat with a sparkling 11 strikeout performance. Gray’s batterymate, catcher Ewart, stung the sphere for a triad of base blows including a three-ply swat.

Gray (W) and Ewart
Hunter (L) and Boyes

(July 22)  A costly seventh inning error kept a Kerrisdale rally alive and allowed the Tyees to salvage a 4 – 4 tie with the Britannias. Third baseman Pat Worley of the Brits was the goat although alert base running by Kerrisdale chucker “Lefty” Moffat and teammate “Red” McDonald on the same play was just as crucial. The Tyees managed only three hits off Britannia chucker Barnes with opposing twirler Moffatt accounting for two of them. Second sacker Les Torey ripped a pair of hits for the Brits.

Barnes, King (7) and Ferguson
L. Moffatt and E. Moffatt

(July 23)  Burnaby kept the heat on first-place Carleton Centre by clipping the Kerrisdale Tyees 5 to 2 in a game in which both teams appeared to be offensively challenged. Dave Gray picked up the hurling victory in relief of former Britannia slabman Carl Crowder who tossed the first 4 2/3 cantos. Neither team was able to muster up more than two base hits.

McDonald (L) and Lucas
Crowder, Gray (W) (5) and Shillingford, Ewart  

(July 24)  Defensive lapses cost Burnaby dearly and put them out of the running for the Twilight League pennant as Carleton Centre retained the banner for the 1924 season with a wildly exciting 5 to 4 victory over the Suburbanites. Hal Puder out-duelled “Lefty” Cromer for the mound triumph. First sacker Condon of Burnaby had four singles to lead all batters.

Puder (W) and Scott
Cromer (L) and Shillingford

(July 25)  A passed ball in the opening frame allowed the South Vancouver Elks to plate the only run of the game as the Antlered Herd blanked the Kerrisdale Tyees 1 to 0. Hard-luck loser, “Red” McDonald of the Tyees, fanned 12 batters in defeat.

Hunter (W), Mills and Boyes
McDonald (L) and Lucas

(August 1)  The Twilight League drew to a close with a brilliant pitcher’s joust which saw second-place Burnaby edge the Kerrisdale Tyees 1 to 0. It was the second consecutive 1 to 0 loss for the floundering Tyees whose offensive output vanished at a crucial time. Both winning flinger Dave Gray and somewhat-jinxed “Red” McDonald of Kerrisdale were nicked for just a single hit apiece. McDonald had a no-hitter in his grasp until surrendering a hit to the last batter to face him. Gray whiffed 13 and McDonald rang up 7 strikeout victims in the bitterly-fought match. Gray finished the season as the loop’s strikeout leader with 133 while McDonald was the runner-up with 124.

Gray (W) and Ewart
McDonald (L) and Lucas

Final standings           W     L      Pct.
Carleton Centre          17     3     .850
Burnaby                  15     5     .750
Kerrisdale               10     9     .526
So. Van. Elks             9    11     .450
Britannias                7    12     .368
Ex-King George            1    19     .050 

The pennant-winning Carleton Centre nine now carry the torch for the Twilight League in the first round of the upcoming B. C. provincial playdowns, facing off against the Vancouver Young Liberals, champions of the Vancouver Senior Amateur League.

Post-Playoff Elimination Challenge Series
Twilight League vs Terminal League
Carleton Centre vs Vancouver Engineering Works

(August 13)  Pitching brilliantly for the Vancouver Engineering Works until weakening in the eighth inning, star slabman Bobby Orr gave up two scratchy hits, a stolen base and a wild pitch which allowed Carleton Centre, Twilight League champions, to escape with a 3 – 3 draw in the opener of best-of-three series. The Terminal League pennant winners out hit the Carletons 5 to 3. First baseman E. Walker of the Centres had a triple and single off Orr who fanned eight. Opposing hurler Herman “Lefty” McArthur whiffed 11.

McArthur and Scott
Orr and Greenwell

(August 15)  Staving off an eighth-inning rally which threatened to wipe out their one-run lead, the Carleton Centre balltossers of the Twilight circuit hung on for a 4 to 3 victory over the Terminal League’s Vancouver Engineering Works. Carleton grabbed all four of their counters in the opening stanza while the Engineers had single tallies in each of the three middle innings. Hermie McArthur, in the role as an eighth inning reliever with the bases loaded and no outs, fanned the first batter to face him and induced the second one to hit into a double play. Both teams rang up five base hits with catcher R. Scott of the winners registering three.

Engelland (W), McArthur (8) and Scott
Chapman (L) and Warren

(August 27)  Carleton Centre, champions of the Twilight loop, won their challenge series with the Terminal League’s Vancouver Engineering Works aggregation when they knocked off the Engineers 8 to 4 at Athletic Park. Hal Puder picked up the complete-game win with a five-hitter. Two of the hits he surrendered were to V.E.W. third baseman G. Cuvelier, one of which was a home run. Bob Lundie, Jack Lundie and outfielder Graham each poked out a brace of one-baggers for the victors.

Orr (L) and Warren
Puder (W) and Scott


(May 6)  The B. C. Box Manufacturers proved no obstacle to the high-powered Hammond Cedars in the opening match of the 1924 New Westminster & District Baseball League, the former racking up a 7 to 1 triumph. Winning flinger Raftery cruised to the complete game victory on a five-hitter. Shortstop Norm Goodall had three hits, including a triple, for the Cedars.

Raftery (W) and Bacon
Currie (L) and Somerville

(May 13)  The Fraser Cafe diamond pastimers were thrashed 9 to 0 by the Hammond Cedars in Royal City action. Five runs in the second frame opened the floodgates for the visitors. Outfielders O’Donohue and Nick Craig of the Cedars both smacked the apple for three base blows, including a double by Craig. The other fly chaser in the Hammond triumvirate, Bill Maxwell, wasn’t far behind, cracking a two-bagger and a single. 

Raftery (W), Robinson (3) and Bacon
Duncan (L) and Oatman

(May 14)  With their chucker Thorburn spinning a three-hitter while whiffing eight, Port Moody romped to an easy 6 to 0 whitewashing of the B. C. Box Manufacturing nine. Outfielder McCarger and infielders Ikona and Dixon all registered two hits for the victors.

Rodick (L), Currie (2) and Somerville
Thorburn (W) and Bassett

(May 16)  The B. C. Box Manufacturers dropped another fixture at Queen’s Park when they were trimmed 6 to 3 by the Fraser Cafe squad. Al Guichon worked on the knoll for the Restaurateurs and held the Boxmen to four safeties, two off the bat of second sacker Archie Minguad. Leading the Lunchmen at the dish was Bearisto, handling first base, who stroked three one-baggers. Outfielder Neilsen/Nielsen followed with a triple and single while catcher Oatman contributed a two-bagger and single.

Guichon (W) and Oatman
Currie (L), Davies/Davis (5) and Somerville

(May 21)  Scoring twice in the final frame, the B. C. Box Manufacturers were able to salvage a 4 – 4 tie with the league-leading Cedars in a game at Hammond. Despite the modest score, the contest featured a bevy of base knocks with the Cedars collecting 12 to 10 for the Boxmen. Winning flinger Eddie Olson led Hammond with the bludgeon, stroking a triad of one-baggers. His sidekick, second baseman Scott, ripped a double and single. Hot corner custodian Ogilvie, backstop Harry Somerville and initial sacker Doug Grimston paced the Manufacturers at the platter with a brace of swats each. Both of Grimston’s raps were doubles while Ogilvie’s and Somerville’s sum included a three-ply clout.

Rodick and Somerville
Olson and Clark/Clarke

(May 23)  Port Moody moved into second spot in the New Westminster & District circuit by doubling the Fraser Cafe nine 8 to 4 at Queen’s Park. A big four-run second inning by the Ports cemented their win. First baseman E. Lewis and catcher Bassett both poked a couple of knocks for the winners with Lewis’ sum of swats incorporating a double. Shortstop Jack D’Easum of the Lunchmen led all willow wielders with a trio of base knocks including a three-bagger. Al Guichon of the Frasers spanked the sphere long and gone for a four-bagger.

Thorburn (W) and Bassett
Duncan (L) and Oatman

(May 27)  Banging out 15 base blows, the B. C. Box Manufacturers clobbered Port Moody 15 to 0. Winning tosser Rodick limited the Moodyites to just three hits, all one-baggers. Shortstop Hal Gordon gathered four hits for the Boxmen including a triple and double. Teammate Ogilvie whacked a double and a brace of one–baggers.

Gillis (L), Thorburn (2) and Bassett
Rodick (W) and Somerville

(June 3)  The Hammond Cedars increased their lead atop the New Westminster & District loop when they pummeled the B. C. Box Manufacturers 15 to 1. “Robbo” Robinson copped the mound victory with a four-hitter. Norm Goodall of the Cedars connected for four base hits while sidekick Dean Freshfield picked up three safe swats including two doubles.

Robinson (W) and Bacon
Rodick (L), Currie, Davies/Davis and Somerville

(June 4)  Port Moody defeated the Fraser Cafe nine 13 to 7 in Royal City & District play. Moundsmen from both sides were pummeled hard as the Ports collected 12 hits to 10 for the Fork & Knifers. Third baseman Dixon pounded two home runs for Moody while outfielder Elmer smashed one for the Cafemen.

Thorburn (W) and Bassett
Guichon (L), Neilsen/Nielsen, D’Easum and Oatman

(June 11)  Nick Craig pitched a no-hit, no-run game as the Hammond Cedars whitewashed the Fraser Cafe nine 10 to 0. The Cedars picked up seven hits in the one-sided contest.  

Duplin (L) and Bearisto
Craig (W) and Bacon

(June 13)  The Fraser Cafe baseballers defeated the B. C. Box Manufacturers 5 to 4 in a hard-fought New Westminster & District scuffle at Queen’s Park. The Boxmen took an early lead which was maintained until the bottom of the eighth when the Lunchmen knotted the count and then plated the winning marker on fly chaser Oatman’s RBI single to the middle pasture. Hot corner custodian Doug Fraser acquired three safeties for the Restaurateurs besides stealing three bases.

Mills (L) and Somerville
Duncan (W) and Bearisto

Standings                                W     L      Pct.
Hammond Cedars                           7     1     .875
Port Moody                               4     4     .500
Fraser Cafe                              3     6     .333
B. C. Box Manufacturing                  2     5     .286

(June 14)  In exhibition game action, Burnaby of the Twilight Baseball League, with the assistance of Jimmy Watters and Charlie Miron of the Vancouver Senior Amateur League Young Liberals, upset the Hammond Cedars of the New Westminster & District circuit 2 to 0. Dave Gray hurled a masterful two-hitter to blank the Cedars. “Lefty” Cromer, in a pinch-hitting role, singled off loser “Robbo” Robinson to drive in both runs for the Suburbanites. 

Robinson (L) and Bacon
Gray (W) and Shillingford

(June 16)  The Hammond Cedars jumped on Port Moody starting chucker Ely for six first-inning runs as they clobbered their hosts 18 to 7 in Port Moody. The first seven batters in the Cedars batting order each delivered hits as the rout began.

Olson (W) and Bacon
Ely (L), Thorburn, Van Ostren, Gillis and Bassett, McCarger

(June 18)  Fraser Cafe of the New Westminster & District League scored a 4 to 2 exhibition game victory over Hanbury’s of the Vancouver Senior Amateur loop at Athletic Park. Huntz Herb pitched stellar ball for the Lunchmen, yielding just two hits but he was wild in the early stages of the game and wound up issuing five walks. He also stung the pill for a double and single to lead all swatters at the platter.

Herb (W) and Lindsay
Tremuth (L), Inch (3) and Daniels

(June 18) The Hammond Cedars strengthened their lead atop the Royal City circuit by defeating the B. C. Box Manufacturers 6 to 1. Nick Craig pitched a fine game for Hammond, keeping seven hits well scattered while fanning nine Boxmen. Keystone sacker Scott and outfielder Isaacson both cuffed the horsehide for a triad of safeties with a double being included in Scott’s total. 

Currie (L) and Somerville
Craig (W) and Bacon

(June 24)  Walking off the field after disputing a decision by the plate umpire relative to a force play at the platter, the Hammond Cedars forfeited their game to the Fraser Cafe nine. The final outcome will show as 9 to 0 even though the actual score at the time of the forfeiture was a 7 – 7 tie with one out in the seventh frame. Up until the default, the Cedars had enjoyed a huge offensive advantage, outswatting the Cafemen 14 to 7. Hammond shortstop Norm Goodall emerged as the top hitter in the abbreviated contest, smashing two doubles and a triple.   

Robinson, Olson (L) (5) and Clark/Clarke
Duncan, McComas (W) (7) and Lindsay 

(June 25)  The B. C. Box Manufacturers whitewashed Port Moody 4 to 0 in a New Westminster League fixture. The winners bunched their hits in the first and third stanzas, plating a brace in each canto. Keystone sacker Archie Minguad paced the Boxmen with the paddle, swatting a two-bagger and a pair of singles. Shortpatcher Hal Gordon also did well with the hickory, tomahawking a duo of triples.

Rodick (W) and Somerville
Raftery (L) and Bassett 

(June 27)   Spanking the sphere for 16 base blows, the Fraser Cafe nine of New Westminster hammered the B. C. Box Manufacturers 15 to 5 in a heavy-hitting affair. Outfielders Al Guichon and Neilsen/Nielsen as well as initial sacker O’Connell each collected three safeties for the Lunchmen.

McComas (W) and Lindsay 
Currie (L), Rodick (7) and Somerville 

(July 1)  The pace-setting Hammond Cedars handed the Bellingham WA Elks a 12 to 7 beating in a holiday exhibition tilt.

(July 3)  The tail-end B. C. Box Manufacturers knocked off the first-place Hammond Cedars 12 to 7 thanks mainly to the heavy slugging of Archie Mingaud who slammed two triples, one with the bases loaded, and a single. Neither hurler, winning tosser Rodick of the Boxmen or Hammond’s “Robbo” Robinson, distinguished himself on the hillock as each was rocked for eleven base blows.

Robinson (L) and xxx
Rodick (W) and xxx

(July 3)  Fraser Cafe of New Westminster won the on-going battle for sole possession of second place in the Royal City circuit by edging Port Moody 6 to 5.

McComas (W) and Lindsay
Raftery (L) and Bacon

Standings                                W     L      Pct.
Hammond Cedars                          10     3     .769
Fraser Cafe                              6     7     .462
Port Moody                               5     8     .385
B. C. Box Manufacturing                  4     7     .364

(July 8)  Hammond moved further ahead in the New Westminster & District League by hammering Fraser Cafe 9 to 2. The Cedars broke the game open in the fifth round by posting a five-spot. Eddie Olson whiffed 11 in tossing a six-hitter for the hillock victory. He also shared the hit parade lead with teammate Dean Freshfield with both whacking the apple for three safeties.

Olson (W) and Clark
Herb (L) and Lindsay 

(July 9)  Port Moody laid a 10 to 1 thrashing on the B. C. Box manufacturing team in New Westminster & District League play. A huge seventh inning which saw the Port Moody nine pummel loser Tommy Raftery for five runs on six hits added salt to the wounds of the Boxmen. Catcher Jack Bacon of the winners had a two-run circuit-clout.

Mills (L), Rodick (5) and xxx
Raftery (W) and xxx

(July 11)  The Fraser Cafe nine took the measure of the B. C. Box Manufacturers 10 in 4 in a game in which the Boxmen put on a feeble defensive exhibition, committing ten errors. Only one run in the contest was of the earned variety, that being scored by the Lunchmen. Shortstop Hal Gordon of the vanquished nine emerged a the game’s top willow wielder, accumulating a trio of base knocks. Jack D’Easum, Al Guichon and catcher Lindsay each rapped a brace of safeties for the Fork and Knifers.

Duncan (W) and Lindsay
Rodick (L) and Somerville

(July 15)  Playing at Queen’s Park, the Fraser Cafe aggregation advanced another step in their quest to qualify for the playoffs by defeating Port Moody 5 to 2. Winning chucker McComas, an import from the University of Washington, went the route for the Cafemen, tossing a four-hitter. First baseman O’Connell and outfielder Al Guichon each stroked two of the nine total hits acquired by the Hash Slingers off the slants of losing twirler Thorburn

Thorburn (L) and Bacon
McComas (W) and Lindsay

(July 18)  Al Guichon’s two-out, timely blow in the seventh inning drove in the tying and winning tallies as the Fraser Cafe nine came from behind to edge the B. C. Box Manufacturers 6 to 5 at Queen’s Park. Guichon led the 12-hit offensive thrust by the Cafemen, harvesting a double and two singles. Other notable swatters in the contest were T. Butler, initial sacker Grimston and catcher Harry Sommerville of the Boxmen as well as second baseman Duplin, catcher Lindsay and shortstop Jack D’Easum of the Lunchmen who each racked up a brace of raps.

Mills, Gordon (L) (3) and Somerville
Duncan, Currie (3), Herb (W) (4) and Lindsay

(July 18)  The Hammond Cedars closed out the regular schedule with an 8 to 0 whitewashing of Port Moody. Nick Craig did the shutout twirling for the winners and was ably assisted by teammate Dean Freshfield who crashed a home run with ducks on the pond.

Craig (W) and xxx
Raftery (L) and xxx

Final Standings                         W     L     Pct.
Hammond Cedars                         12     3    .800
Fraser Cafe                             9     8    .529
Port Moody                              5    10    .333
B. C. Box Manufacturing                 4     9    .308

Playoff Finals  (best-of-three)

Runner-up Fraser Cafe qualified to meet the pennant-winning Hammond Cedars in the finals for the league championship.

(July 25)  The Hammond Cedars went one game up in their final series for the New Westminster loop tiara by downing the Fraser Cafe nine 5 to 2. The Hammondites out hit the Coffee-jugglers by an 11 to 7 margin and earned full credit for their their opening game win. Nick Craig fanned 13 in taking the knoll verdict. Both of the runs scored against him by the Lunchmen were unearned. Second sacker Scott, shortstop Norm Goodall, catcher Clark and Craig of the winners each stung the sphere for two base raps.

Herb (L), Currie (6) and Lindsay
Craig (W) and Clark

(July 29)  Eddie Olson was in splendid form, striking out 13 batters, as the Hammond Cedars blanked the Fraser Cafe contingent 6 to 0 to capture the New Westminster & District Baseball League championship in straight games. The Cedars picked up a single counter in the opening frame, added three more in the sixth and ended with a deuce in the ninth. Nick Craig, occupying the middle garden for Hammond in this contest, ripped the apple for four safeties including a two-ply clout. The Royal City champions will now face the Vancouver Engineering Works aggregation, recent pennant winners in the Terminal Baseball League, in the first round of the B. C. senior amateur playdowns.

Olson (W) and Clark
McComas (L), Currie (6) and Lindsay


Okanagan League
Enderby vs Vernon

(July 11)  Plating the lone run of the contest in the seventh frame, Vernon blanked Enderby 1 to 0. Enderby had just one hit and Vernon three. Winning tosser Burrows fanned 13 while Sparrow of the losers punched out 12.

Sparrow (L) and xxx
Burrows (W) and xxx 

(July 18)  Vernon defeated Enderby 6 to 3 in a hard-fought playoff encounter to capture the championship of the Okanagan valley. With the victory, the Vernon club earned the right to travel to the lower mainland in August to compete in the next round of the provincial senior amateur playoffs.

Twilight League vs Vancouver Senior Amateur League
Carleton Centre vs Vancouver Young Liberals

(August 2)  Scoring all three of their counters in their opening turn at bat, the Young Liberals, champions of the Senior Amateur loop, hung on to defeat Carleton Centre, Twilight League pennant-winners, 3 to 1 in their initial clash in the B. C. playdowns. George “Lefty” Kaye spun an effective three-hitter while ringing up 11 strikeouts in recording the route-going mound conquest. Opposing moundsman, Herman McArthur, another southpaw, was nicked for six safeties while punching out seven batters. Jack Fraser led the Grits at the platter with two base swats, including a long double which drove in the first Liberal counter. Outfielder Graham drilled a pair of safeties for the Carletons. 

Kaye (W) and Whyte
McArthur (L) and Scott

(August 6)  The Young Liberals qualified to meet Vernon, interior champions from the Okanagan, after eliminating Carleton Centre from further play on the basis of a narrow 3 to 2 win in the second game of their first round B. C. playoff series. Playing before another bumper crowd at Athletic Park, the two combatants were deadlocked in a 2 – 2 stalemate as the Grits came to bat in the last half of the ninth with darkness looming as a threat to halt proceedings. Loser Hal Puder, who held the Grits to just five safeties, was the victim of loose fielding by his mates. A leadoff infield error allowed Hec Cann to reach first base. After pilfering second, Cann moved to third on an infield out and touched home with the winner on a two-out passed ball by catcher R. Scott. Outfielder S. Hearndon of the C. C.’s had two singles in a losing effort, the only player on either squad to garner more than one bingle. 

Puder (L) and Scott
Arthur, Kaye (W) (5) and Whyte

Upper Island League vs Victoria Senior Amateur League
Courtenay vs Victoria C. P. R.

(August 2)  The C.P.R. team, Victoria city champions, defeated Courtenay 10 to 5 in the first of a best-of-three series for the senior amateur championship of Vancouver Island. The Courtenay team, with a 10 to 9 edge in base hits acquired, gave ragged support to their duo of chuckers while the Railroaders played steady afield behind winning tosser Matty Malcolm.

Barkhouse (L), Boyd and Downie
Malcolm (W) and Minnis

(August 10)  Courtenay staved off a late Victoria rally to defeat the C.P.R. squad 4 to 3 and tie their opening round provincial playoff series with the Capital City Clan at a game each. For eight rounds, the hosts from the Comox Valley had the visitors pretty well beaten and took a 4 to 0 lead into the final frame. An error then gave the Railroaders an opening and they responded with three counters before being retired. Winning tosser Boyd fanned 10 Victoria batters and was invincible in every stanza but the ninth. Cummings led the victors at the dish with a triple, double and single.

Forbes (L), Malcolm (6) and xxx
Boyd (W) and xxx 

(August 23)  Playing an airtight brand of baseball behind ace chucker Matty Malcolm, the C.P.R. team from Victoria bounced Courtenay 5 to 2 to annex the deciding game of the Vancouver Island senior championship. Malcolm  allowed six hits and fanned an equal number in grabbing the route-going knoll win over Courtenay’s Boyd who yielded five base raps while whiffing seven. Boyd, however, was plagued with wildness while his mates were less than stellar defensively. The Capital City nine will now advance to the B. C. finals to face the Hammond Cedars.

Malcolm (W) and Minnis
Boyd (L) and Downie

Terminal League vs New Westminster & District League
Vancouver Engineering Works vs Hammond Cedar Company

(August 5)  The Hammond Cedars of the New Westminster & District circuit were just too powerful for the Terminal League pennant-winners, the Vancouver Engineering Works, as they crushed the Engineers 15 to 6 in the lid-lifter of their round one provincial playoff series. The contest featured plenty of hitting with the Cedars slamming the apple for 17 base swats, several for extra-bases, while the V. E. W. aggregation responded with a dozen base knocks, all singles, of their own. The Engineers started nicely and jumped into a temporary 2 to 0 lead after two innings of play. In the third, however, the wheels began to fall off as the Hammondites rocked the offerings of losing flinger Chapman for six counters. Nick Craig of the Cedars slammed the pill for four safeties, one of which was a two-ply clout. Teammate Norm Goodall was equally effective with the bludgeon, crushing two triples and a single.

Chapman (L), Nahanee (4) and Warren, Greenwell
Robinson (W) and Clark

(August 7)  Another team took their exit from the B. C. senior amateur baseball playoffs when the Vancouver Engineering Works, pennant-winners in the Terminal loop, gracefully trooped out of the scene by dropping the second game of their series to the nifty Hammond Cedar aggregation 6 to 2 at Athletic Park. Despite their elimination, the Terminal Leaguers did not quit without a fight. They battled their redoubtable opponents all the way and it was not until the eighth inning that the Cedars were finally able to break away and demonstrate their superiority. Unsteady infield work in the late innings proved to be the undoing of the Engineers. They held their own with the war clubs, matching the winning nine with eight base knocks apiece. V. E. W. first baseman B. Bruce and outfielder Harry Butler of Hammond both had two hits for their respective teams with one of Bruce’s swats falling in for two bases. Hammond now advances to take on Delta League champion Cloverdale in the second round of the B. C. playdowns.

A. Mounger (W) and E. Mounger
Orr (L) and Baker 

Okanagan League vs Vancouver Senior Amateur League
Vernon vs Vancouver Young Liberals

(August 9)  Experiencing a fit of nervousness in their anxiety to make a good showing before an overflow audience at Athletic Park, the Vernon baseballers fell victim to the Young Liberals 15 to 3. The Vernonites lacked the pitching and were simply outclassed in every department of the play.

Burrows (L), Wilson and xxx
xxx (W) and xxx

(August 11)  In recognition of the superiority of their opponents, the Vernon baseball club defaulted the second round series to the Young Liberals but agreed to play an exhibition game which resulted in a one-sided, listlessly-played 10 to 0 verdict for the Grits. 

Sparrow (L) and xxx
Kaye (W), Brand and xxx

Delta League vs New Westminster & District League
Cloverdale vs Hammond Cedar Company

(August 12)  It was a slaughter of the innocents at Queen’s Park when Delta League representative Cloverdale was annihilated 16 to 0 by the Hammond Cedars. Leading the 18-hit massacre with the stick was first sacker Abe Cross who slammed a triple, two doubles and a single.

Craig (W), Olson and Goodall
Choate (L) and Bearisto

(August 13)  Cloverdale defaulted their playoff series to the Hammond Cedars after indicating they would be unable to field a team.

New Westminster & District League vs Vancouver Senior Amateur League 
Hammond Cedar Company vs Vancouver Young Liberals

(August 16)  Game #1 details and batteries missing from Vancouver Sun – game won by Hammond Cedars 8 to 5.

(August 19)  Breaking through in the seventh and final inning of a darkness-shortened fracas for the only counter of a desperately-fought battle, the Young Liberals stopped the Hammond Cedars 1 to 0 before some 4,000 wide-eyed enthusiasts at Queen’s Park in New Westminster to even up their best-of-five series at a game each. The Liberals won because the usually strong defense of the Hammonds broke down in the fateful seventh. Two misplays on a hard-hit ball by Grit backstop Harry Richardson turned the tide of victory to the Libs as fleet-footed Hec Cann raced all the way home from first base on a tailor-made double-player grounder that resulted in both an infield boner and a juggling act in the outfield. “Lefty” Kaye held the Cedars to just three hits in taking the mound decision from Nick Craig. Cann had a pair of the four base-raps registered by the Politicians.

Kaye (W) and Richardson
Craig (L) and Goodall

(August 20)  Heavy slugging in the fourth frame propelled the Hammond Cedars to a convincing 7 to 2 triumph over the Vancouver Young Liberals. The Grits jumped out if front before a crowd of nearly 5,000 at Athletic Park but the Cedars had the satisfaction of overtaking them and then running away with the game. Eddie Olson started slowly on the hill for the winners but gained momentum once he warmed up. Loser “Lefty” Simons was roughed up for ten hits including a triad of swats, one being a two-base blow, by Hammond catcher Norm Goodall. The Cedars now lead the series by a two games to one margin.

Olson (W) and Goodall
Simons (L) and Whyte

(August 22)  Ten innings of spirited baseball failed to break a 2 – 2 tie in the fourth meeting of the Vancouver Young Liberals and the Hammond Cedars. The Millmen had a distinct 12 to 6 advantage in base swats but left nine baserunners stranded. The Hammond battery of pitcher Nick Craig and catcher Norm Goodall accounted for half of their team’s offensive output, each claiming three base raps with one of Goodall’s blows being a double.

Brand, Kaye (8) and Whyte
Craig and Goodall

(August 25)  The Hammond Cedars sidelined the defending B. C. champion Vancouver Young Liberals, blanking the Grits 3 to 0 at Athletic Park to grab the series three games to one with one bout tied. The Politicians broke badly in the second frame, allowing the Villagers to score all three of their runs, two on a bonehead play and the other on a dropped ball at the dish. The Cedars won because they played in faultless style behind Nick Craig. They hit the ball no harder than the Libs, acquiring seven safeties apiece, and not one of their runs was earned. Loser Bill Brand of the vanquished nine deserved a better fate but his sidekicks provided him with anything but polished backing when needed. The first two runs plated by the Cedars were courtesy of catcher Harry Richardson’s brain cramp in tossing the ball to third base, unmanned by one of his mates, during a rundown. Richardson was also involved in the third Hammond counter when he dropped the ball on a close play at the plate after the umpire had ruled the runner out. Norm Goodall and Abe Cross had two hits apiece for the winners while first sacker Jimmy Watters doubled and singled twice for the Liberals. The Victoria C.P.R. team, champions of Vancouver Island, now await the Hammond contingent in a best-of-three showdown for the provincial tiara.

Brand (L) and Richardson
Craig (W) and Goodall

New Westminster & District League vs Victoria Senior Amateur League 
(Hammond Cedar Company vs Victoria C. P. R.

(August 30)  The Hammond Cedars defeated the Victoria C. P. R. baseballers 5 to 0 in the Capital City to capture the opener of the provincial finals. Hammond’s Eddie Olson fanned six while twirling a four-hitter for the shutout knoll victory. Shortpatcher Lewis and initial sacker Abe Cross led the nine-hit Cedars’ offensive thrust, each swatting a double and one-bagger.

Olson (W) and Goodall
Malcolm (L) and Minnis

(September 1)  The Victoria C. P. R. baseballers squared their final series for the B. C. senior amateur crown by blanking the Hammond Cedars 2 to 0 at Athletic Park. Capital City mound artist Matty Malcolm practically tied the Hammond swatsmiths in knots trying to hammer his offerings. Three measly hits, one a triple by outfielder Bill Maxwell, was the sum total allowed by Malcolm in his whitewash hill performance. Loser Nick Craig was nicked for just five safeties and only one of the Victoria runs was earned. Catcher Minnis of the Railroaders cuffed a brace of safeties, a double and single, to lead the victors at the dish.

Malcolm (W) and Minnis
Craig (L) and Goodall

(September 4)  Invincible Eddie Olson hurled the Hammond Cedars to the 1924 B. C. senior amateur championship, blanking the Victoria C. P. R. contingent 3 to 0 in the third and final contest of the three-game series. In 53 innings of playoff baseball, Olson has been nicked for only two runs. In the finale, he struck out 14 Islanders who were able to get but two scratch hits off him. Loser Matty Malcolm was almost as good. His pitching was superb except for the opening frame when Hammond chased a run across on three hits and, again, in the seventh when Abe Cross singled in a pair of insurance tallies. Shortstop Lewis led the Cedars at the dish with a double and single. 

Malcolm (L) and Minnis 
Olson (W) and Goodall


(September 6)  Following a long train ride to the lower mainland, the Calgary Athletics looked listless as they dropped an 11 to 2 decision to the Hammond Cedars in the lid-lifter of their Alberta-B.C. showdown. Eddie Olson held the Athletics to just four hits while fanning nine in capturing the complete game hillock triumph. Six of the nine Hammond starters: Dean Freshfield, Nick Craig, Norm Goodall, Harry Butler, Abe Cross and second baseman Scott each chipped in with a brace of base clouts.

R. MacKenzie (L), Lucas and P. McKenzie, Lewis
Olson (W) and Goodall

(September 8)  The Hammond Cedars are within one game of taking the inter provincial tiara after stopping the Calgary Athletics 10 to 6. Hammond pounded a pair of Calgary chuckers for 17 base knocks including four by outfielder Clark and two each by shortstop Lewis, second sacker Scott, outfielder Harry Butler, first baseman Abe Cross, winning pitcher Nick Craig and third baseman Dean Freshfield. 

Craig (W) and Goodall
Dyer (L), Lucas (7) and Lewis

The Cedars' owner Doan Hartnell had big plans for the club. If the team defeats Calgary, Harnett says they will make every effort to travel to Winnipeg to take on the Manitoba champions and, if successful there, to move to Toronto to tackle the Ontario champions and after that take a look at the World Series.

(September 10)  Steady Eddie Olson ascended the mound at Athletic Park and shook the Calgary Athletics from stem to stern, tumbling the Alberta champions on two measly singles, one of which was very scratchy, as the Hammond Cedars added the inter provincial crown to their belt in clobbering the Cowtowners 9 to 0 to sweep the series in three straight games. Hammond had the edge all the way in this wrap-up event. As Olson was busy punching out 17 Calgarians by the strikeout route, his mates were amassing 12 base blows including a home run by Abe Cross.  

Olson (W) and Goodall
Lucas (L) and Lewis